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Life discovered on the moon, 1835
Eccentric's last prank, 66 years after his death, 1900
Actress who claimed she was kidnapped by puritans, 1950
The Great Electric Sugar Swindle, 1884
Prankster causes volcano to erupt, 1974
The Great New York Zoo Escape Hoax, 1874
Princess Caraboo, servant girl who became a princess, 1817
The Sandpaper Test, 1960
The Olympic Underwear Relay, 1956
Dead Body of Loch Ness Monster Found, 1972
Fake Washing Suds
Consumers in England have been alerted to be on the lookout for fake washing suds. Rogue boxes of 'Bold 2in1' are masquerading as the real thing. A government official is quoted as saying: "Consumers are aware of counterfeit DVDs and computer games but fake washing powder is unusual and goes to show the length that counterfeiters will go to deceive the public." I certainly wasn't aware of this problem. I think I could use washing powder for years without ever noticing that it was fake, because I tend to just dump the stuff in the machine and walk away. I never hang around to check out if it's sudsing up.
Categories: Law/Police/Crime
Posted by The Curator on Wed Jul 28, 2004
Comments (2)
The story refers to Uddingston, Lanarkshire, which is not in England at all but in Scotland.
Posted by jag  on  Wed Jul 28, 2004  at  12:45 PM
Counterfiet "name-brand" products are very common and have been so for decades. Everything from toothpaste to tampons. It's not that the product dosent work (though it's usually of an inferior quality), it's a way for a manufacturer to take advantage of the advertising paid for by the real producer.
Posted by Joesixpack  on  Wed Jul 28, 2004  at  12:58 PM
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